Classic video game hero Mega Man seems to be going even more multiplatform (multiplatformerer?). In honour of Mega Man’s 25th anniversary, card game publisher Jasco Games officially announced it would be working with Capcom to publish an official Mega Man board game. Board game convention GenCon already featured a prototype version of the game.
The board game will have 2 to 5-player competitive games, in which the goal is to (what else) defeat Dr. Wily. Each player gets to be Mega Man and instead of dice, it will feature a customizable card deck each player will have to compile. To beat Dr. Wily, you will have to beat levels, which in turn requires completing challenges given to you by an other player. Other gameplay mechanics feature beating Robot Masters, which gets you new powers.
The standard game will feature the first game and its opponents (Cut Man, Gutsman, etc.). Expansions, which are planned to be standalone, will cover subsequent games and their content.
A Kickstarter campaign is planned in the very near future as well. Publisher Jasco Games has promised more information soon.
Tom has been gaming ever since he could walk. As soon as he got his hands on an NES, his childhood revolved around the adventures of Mario and Link. Later on, he switched to Playstation, but eventually became a PC fanboy, and to this day it still remains his platform of choice. Tom studies law at Ghent University, Belgium and next to video games, his hobbies are a variety of martial arts, playing rugby and once in a while he also does a CrossFit workout.